Is Luxury Vinyl Flooring Waterproof?
It is a common mistake to think all luxury vinyl is waterproof. Many luxury vinyl options come in water resistant options, but not all are made to be entirely waterproof. Knowing the difference can greatly help you when it comes down to buying a waterproof floor, and we can help guide you in the right direction. Our experts at Capeteria Carpet One Floor & Home can show you both our water resistant and waterproof flooring options and help you make the right choice in flooring for your home.
Waterproof Flooring Options
No one wants to think their floors can handle moisture when in fact that is not what they are built for. We can help show you the difference between a waterproof floor and a water resistant floor, which can make an impact on your purchase in a positive way. Many luxury vinyl floors come in water resistant options, this means the floors can repel moisture from the surface but the core will eventually soak up any moisture. Water resistant floors are a good option for spaces in your home that you clean often so they are not forgotten.
A waterproof floor is basically a barrier between moisture and your subfloor. A waterproof floor resists moistures from the surface all the way through to the core. Manufacturers use materials such as limestone dust and PVC composites in the flooring that do not absorb moisture to make luxury vinyl’s core. Luxury vinyl floors won’t buckle, crack, or warp due to being exposed to moisture. You should always keep in mind that just because the flooring itself is waterproof, your subfloor might not be waterproof.
We have waterproof luxury vinyl flooring options such as Invincible H2O and COREtec Plus.
Where Can You install Waterproof Flooring?
You can install waterproof flooring in virtually any room of your home. That means you can install luxury vinyl in rooms like your basement, mudroom, kitchen and even bathroom. Waterproof luxury vinyl is made to look and feel just like real hardwood or stone, so you do not have to sacrifice function for style.
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